Today was our first day back in Novosibirsk. Things went VERY WELL. Most importantly, we encountered no problems at the passport office and the girls' passports are supposed to be done Wed morning as previously planned! We get to pick the girls tomorrow!!
My dear and wonderful friend Melinda is traveling with me this trip so that Kevin could stay home with the kids. Today Melinda and I decided to brave the frigid air and take a stroll through town. We stopped at a lovely cafe for lunch, went shopping in the tunnels under Lenin square (I bought presents for my kids if they are good! as well as a beautiful angora hat for me) and were delightfully surprised to discover that the park next to Lenin square was full of gorgeous and amazing ice scultures. They were huge and truly works of art.